What is Communication?
The Communication major is good for creative people with strong writing skills. Communications is a broad field that includes the study of public speaking and rhetoric, communication at a personal level and the mass media such as film, television, and the Internet.
What type of career can I look forward to with a Communications degree?
Journalism, advertising, public relations and broadcasting are common careers for Communication majors. Students can seek employment opportunities at newspapers, agencies, non-profit entities and more. Creativity and communication skills also are assets in almost any career.
What makes Walsh's Communications program unique?
The Communication curriculum at Walsh is a pre-professional program that works to prepare our students to pursue careers in communication professions.
- Theory meets experience. We focus our Communications program on helping our students apply the skills and theories from their coursework to real-world situations, like internships and service-learning projects.
- Responsible best practices. As part of the Walsh University mission, we place a great deal of focus on the ethical practice of communication.
In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree.
Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?
Our program includes a core set of classes that introduce students to communication as a field and a number of elective courses where students can pursue their individual career and academic interests. Communication is a relatively small major in terms of the number of credits; many of our students double major or pursue minors.
What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available with a communication major?
We encourage all our students to obtain a professional internship as part of their elective credits. In addition, our department sponsors the school newspaper and radio station, which give students co-curricular opportunities in journalism and broadcasting.
Who can I contact for more information?
Dr. Mark Rogers, Chair, Division of Humanities